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Tarantula

Macky

Joined November 2007

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The Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula (Brachypelma smithi) is a species of burrowing tarantula native to the western face of the Pacific Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. The natural scrub-forest habitat is complex, where shading retains moderate humidity (around 55-65%). Many older books are in error in saying they are from desert/arid habitats. They are among the most popular tarantulas available in the pet trade, due to their impressive size, striking coloration, and general docileness. They are a slower growing species; it is not uncommon to have females live 25 years or more. They carve deep burrows into soil banks, which keep the spiders protected from natural predators like coati (raccoon)

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